Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these sensational 6-ingredient #cookies are perfect for the #holidays & #Christmas #baking. They start with a #RedVelvet #cakemix making them so quick & easy. #Dessert #RedVelvetCookies #RedVelvetDessert #ChristmasDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

December 13, 2012Teresa

Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2012

I tried these amazing Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies off the back of a Duncan Hines box the other day, and boy am I glad I did. There’s luscious chocolaty flavor in a beautiful red color. These cookies are rolled in powdered sugar and bake up wonderfully. They develop lovely cracks as they bake and taste as lovely as they look!

I was baking Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies  the other day when I saw this recipe on the side of the Red Velvet cake mix box. I thought to myself, “I have several extra boxes of Red Velvet cake mix so I think I’ll try out this recipe!” Yay! It’s a fabulous and easy recipe that is simply wonderful.

It has the rich chocolaty taste you enjoy in Red Velvet desserts, but without all the hassle of many Christmas cookie recipes. Plus it’s really an elegant and beautiful dessert for Christmas and Valentine’s Day.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy Christmas cookie to whip up for the holidays this is a great option. It only has six ingredients and you can have this mixed and ready to roll out in about 3-5 minutes. Another 5-10 minutes of rolling the dough into balls and you will have these cookies ready to go into the oven. You can start and be finished with this great recipe in about 30 minutes. If you’re short on time these holiday cookies are a great recipe to whip up for parties or guests.

When I originally published this recipe in December of 2012, I was really disappointed with my pictures. They were taken with a poor iPhone camera, in bad lighting, and with too many props, making the pictures look gaudy and overdone. Sometimes less is really more!

I was new to the blogging world and was still in the vary early stages of learning how to present food. I’m not a food photographer by trade, so it has been a struggle learning to get everything in the proper balance. I remade these cookies for our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2014, in October 2014. I reshot the pictures so you could get a better idea of what these beautiful cookies look like.

One of the things I really like about Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies is that they are so easy and use only 6 ingredients. Yes, sometimes less is really more!

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these sensational 6-ingredient #cookies are perfect for the #holidays & #Christmas #baking. They start with a #RedVelvet #cakemix making them so quick & easy. #Dessert #RedVelvetCookies #RedVelvetDessert #ChristmasDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are elegant and lovely as well as delicious.

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these sensational 6-ingredient #cookies are perfect for the #holidays & #Christmas #baking. They start with a #RedVelvet #cakemix making them so quick & easy. #Dessert #RedVelvetCookies #RedVelvetDessert #ChristmasDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are great to take along to holiday parties or to a cookie exchange.

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these sensational 6-ingredient #cookies are perfect for the #holidays & #Christmas #baking. They start with a #RedVelvet #cakemix making them so quick & easy. #Dessert #RedVelvetCookies #RedVelvetDessert #ChristmasDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange

You can whip up a batch of these amazing Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies in no time! Our family loved these marvelous cookies.

Here’s what I did.

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these sensational 6-ingredient #cookies are perfect for the #holidays & #Christmas #baking. They start with a #RedVelvet #cakemix making them so quick & easy. #Dessert #RedVelvetCookies #RedVelvetDessert #ChristmasDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange

I used these six ingredients. That’s all!

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these sensational 6-ingredient #cookies are perfect for the #holidays & #Christmas #baking. They start with a #RedVelvet #cakemix making them so quick & easy. #Dessert #RedVelvetCookies #RedVelvetDessert #ChristmasDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange

Place red velvet cake mix in a mixing bowl. Add eggs, melted butter and lemon zest. 

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these sensational 6-ingredient #cookies are perfect for the #holidays & #Christmas #baking. They start with a #RedVelvet #cakemix making them so quick & easy. #Dessert #RedVelvetCookies #RedVelvetDessert #ChristmasDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange

Combine ingredients with a wooden spoon or whisk to mix all the ingredients together.

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these sensational 6-ingredient #cookies are perfect for the #holidays & #Christmas #baking. They start with a #RedVelvet #cakemix making them so quick & easy. #Dessert #RedVelvetCookies #RedVelvetDessert #ChristmasDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange

Shape dough into balls. Place cornstarch and powdered sugar in a small bowl. Stir together to combine. Roll dough into powdered sugar. Make sure you heavily powder the cookie dough so that plenty of it remains on the cookie after baking.

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these sensational 6-ingredient #cookies are perfect for the #holidays & #Christmas #baking. They start with a #RedVelvet #cakemix making them so quick & easy. #Dessert #RedVelvetCookies #RedVelvetDessert #ChristmasDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange

Place cookies on cookie sheets that have been really well-sprayed with cooking spray. I would suggest using Bakers Joy cooking spray and well-coat the pans. That way the edges won’t chip off  when you try to remove them with a spatula.

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these sensational 6-ingredient #cookies are perfect for the #holidays & #Christmas #baking. They start with a #RedVelvet #cakemix making them so quick & easy. #Dessert #RedVelvetCookies #RedVelvetDessert #ChristmasDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange

Bake about 12 minutes at 375. You can see how the cookies have cracked.

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these sensational 6-ingredient #cookies are perfect for the #holidays & #Christmas #baking. They start with a #RedVelvet #cakemix making them so quick & easy. #Dessert #RedVelvetCookies #RedVelvetDessert #ChristmasDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange

Here’s a look at these delicious jewels. Break out the egg nog and enjoy!

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these sensational 6-ingredient #cookies are perfect for the #holidays & #Christmas #baking. They start with a #RedVelvet #cakemix making them so quick & easy. #Dessert #RedVelvetCookies #RedVelvetDessert #ChristmasDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange

Your guests will love Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies. Pass these cookies around to your friends and company and they will be snapped up like hotcakes!

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these sensational 6-ingredient #cookies are perfect for the #holidays & #Christmas #baking. They start with a #RedVelvet #cakemix making them so quick & easy. #Dessert #RedVelvetCookies #RedVelvetDessert #ChristmasDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are so easy to make since they only use 6 ingredients. If you need a quick dessert during the busy holiday season, this is it!

Here’s the recipe.

RED VELVET CRINKLE COOKIES

(Recipe adapted from Duncan Hines Red Velvet Signature Cake Mix)

Print Recipe
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Spectacular Red Velvet cookies made from a Red Velvet cake mix! The cookies crack while baking. This is a great cookie for holiday parties and activities especially if you're short on time.
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these sensational 6-ingredient #cookies are perfect for the #holidays & #Christmas #baking. They start with a #RedVelvet #cakemix making them so quick & easy. #Dessert #RedVelvetCookies #RedVelvetDessert #ChristmasDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these sensational 6-ingredient #cookies are perfect for the #holidays & #Christmas #baking. They start with a #RedVelvet #cakemix making them so quick & easy. #Dessert #RedVelvetCookies #RedVelvetDessert #ChristmasDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Melt butter; set aside to cool.
  3. Place powdered sugar and cornstarch in shallow dish.
  4. Mix with a fork to blend.
  5. Place cake mix in a bowl.
  6. Add cooled butter, eggs, and lemon zest.
  7. Stir with a wooden spoon until well blended and a soft dough forms.
  8. Do your best to work out all the small lumps from the cake mix.
  9. Form dough into small 1-inch balls.
  10. Roll in powdered sugar mixture until well coated.
  11. Place on really well-greased or well-sprayed cookie sheets.
  12. Bake about 12 minutes at 375° or until cracks form in cookies and cookies test done.
  13. Allow cookies to cool.
  14. Store in airtight container.
Recipe Notes
NOTE: You need to spray your cookie sheets really well or use Bakers Joy cooking spray to well coat the cookie sheets. Otherwise the cookies may chip when trying to remove them from the pan.
NOTE: Make sure you coat the cookies with powdered sugar really well before baking. Otherwise, too much of it will evaporate into the cookie while baking.
Recipe adapted from Duncan Hines.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://www.duncanhines.com/recipes/cookies-bars/Duncan%20Hines%C2%AE/red-velvet-crinkle-cookies/” target=”_blank” title=”red velvet crinkle cookies”]Duncan Hines[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 24
Spectacular Red Velvet cookies made from a [url href=”http://www.duncanhines.com/” target=”_blank” title=”duncan hines”]Red Velvet cake mix![/url] The cookies crack while baking. This is a great cookie for holiday parties and activities.
Ingredients
  • 6 tbsp. butter, melted, and set aside to cool
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 box [url href=”http://www.duncanhines.com/” target=”_blank” title=”duncan hines”]Duncan Hines [/url]Red Velvet cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Melt butter; set aside to cool.
  3. Place powdered sugar and cornstarch in shallow dish.
  4. Mix with a fork to blend.
  5. Place cake mix in a bowl.
  6. Add cooled butter, eggs, and lemon zest.
  7. Stir with a wooden spoon until well blended and a soft dough forms.
  8. Do your best to work out all the small lumps from the cake mix.
  9. Form dough into small 1-inch balls.
  10. Roll in powdered sugar mixture until well coated.
  11. Place on really well-greased or well-sprayed cookie sheets.
  12. Bake about 12 minutes at 375° or until cracks form in cookies and cookies test done.
  13. Allow cookies to cool.
  14. Store in airtight container.
 
Notes
You need to spray your cookie sheets really well or use Bakers Joy cooking spray to well coat the cookie sheets. Otherwise the cookies may chip when trying to remove them from the pan.
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these sensational 6-ingredient #cookies are perfect for the #holidays & #Christmas #baking. They start with a #RedVelvet #cakemix making them so quick & easy. #Dessert #RedVelvetCookies #RedVelvetDessert #ChristmasDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange

This close up allows you to see the texture of these fabulous cookies.

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these sensational 6-ingredient #cookies are perfect for the #holidays & #Christmas #baking. They start with a #RedVelvet #cakemix making them so quick & easy. #Dessert #RedVelvetCookies #RedVelvetDessert #ChristmasDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are great to make for Valentine’s Day parties, too.

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these sensational 6-ingredient #cookies are perfect for the #holidays & #Christmas #baking. They start with a #RedVelvet #cakemix making them so quick & easy. #Dessert #RedVelvetCookies #RedVelvetDessert #ChristmasDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange

Everyone will rave over Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies.

You may also enjoy these delicious recipes!

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen| these delicious #redvelvet #cookies are filled with #whitechocolatechips for a rich, deep #chocolate flavor. #dessert

Red Velvet Funfetti Cookies

Red Velvet Funfetti Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are so easy since they start with a #RedVelvet #cakemix! Then they're filled with sprinkles for a quick and easy #dessert you can make in about 20 minutes! #chocolate

Red Velvet Peppermint Kisses

Red Velvet Peppermint Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these #RedVelvet #cookies are heavenly! #Hershey's peppermint-flavored candy cane kisses are put in the centers adding divine flavor. #chocolate #dessert

34 Comments

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.